To: Clergy and People
From: The Bishop
3rd April, 2017
I hope to be out of the Diocese from Wednesday 5th April, 2017 to attend the funeral of Mrs. lola Solomon, Mother of Mrs. Janice Glasgow, in Antigua. During my absence the Venerable J Everton Weekes will have oversight of the Diocese.
Quiet Day SVG
The Guild of Vocations in the Archdeaconry of St. Vincent and the Grenadines invites those who would like to consider the ordained ministry, or who believe they are being called to the Priesthood, or who would like to explore their vocation to a Quiet Day on Saturday 8th April, 2017 at the St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Buccament from 9:30am to 2:00pm (lunch will be served). All incumbents are asked to kindly call the Diocesan Office: 4561895 by Wednesday 5th April, 2017, to confirm how many persons from your Parish will be attending.
Renewal of vows and the Blessing of Oils
I most cordially invite all members of the Clergy to share with me in a solemn Mass and Consecration of the Holy Oils on Wednesday in Holy Week 12th April, 2017 at the Church of the Ascension, Sion Hill beginning at 5:00pm.
I look forward very much to the collegiality, and renewal of our Ordination Vows. The Colour is white Stole.
Please bring along containers, so that you may collect the Holy Oils for use in your Parishes. An invitation is also extended to all those who have been licensed or commissioned to renew their vows at this service. Kindly encourage members of your various congregations to attend.
I am kindly reminding all incumbents to invite those in your respective parishes who have been licensed and/or commissioned to the service on Wednesday in Holy Week, 5:00pm at the Church of the Ascension, Sion Hill to reaffirm their promise to serve God faithfully in the ministry to which they have been licensed and commissioned.
Institution and Induction
The Rev’d Canon Ashton Francis will be Instituted and Inducted as Rector of the Parish of St. Paul, Calliaqua with St. John, Belair at the St. Paul’s Parish Church, Calliaqua 5:00pm on Tuesday 2nd May, 2017 being the feast of St. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith, 373. Your prayers and presence are requested.
With every good wish and God’s Blessings!
The Rt. Rev’d C. Leopold Friday
Bishop of the Windward Islands